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Relay Sapporo 1972

Japanese skater Tomoo Kurosawa arrives at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, torch in hand, during a rehearsal for the ceremonies organised in the country in honour of the Olympic flame passing through

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Relay Sapporo 1972

The Olympic flame in the Athens Stadium

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Winner’s medal Sapporo 1972

The reverse of the medal consists of various elements: on the right, there is the official emblem of the Games in Sapporo and the Olympic rings accompanied, on the left, by a typically Japanese sun. There are also two inscriptions, in English (“XI / Olympic / Winter / Games / Sapporo 72”) on the lower part, and the same text in Japanese on the upper part
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Marie-Theres Nadig (SUI)

Eighteen year-old Marie-Theres Nadig from Switzerland won gold medals in the downhill and giant slalom, beating the Austrian favourite Anne-Marie Proell. She is seen here being carried in triumph after one of her victories (Sapporo 1972 OG)

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Ski Team

2nd March 1972: L-R: British skiers Valentina Iliffe, Carol Blackwood, Gina Hathorne and Divina Galica of the women's Olympic team pose in a row on a ski slope in Sapporo, Japan, Winter Olympic Games. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)
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Sapporo 1972-HOLUM Dianne (USA), 1st 1500 m and 2nd 3000 m.
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